The Houston Texans, as previously stated, have done a pretty good job filling out their secondary in free agency with the trio of Gipson, Roby, and Boddy-Calhoun. However, fast forward to next offseason and only Colvin is under contract at corner. With Roby, Calhoun, and Joseph all set to hit free agency in 2020.
So, guys still need to be added in the secondary. Kris Boyd has some limitations paired with off the field issues that have pushed him this far but he has potential as a sixth round pick. He’s by no means a perfect prospect, as evidenced by the fact that he is available in the sixth round but, he is a great value at this point.
Boyd has a ton of experience and I mean a ton. He’s played in 45 games in college at Texas University and he started 32 of those games. So, that in and of itself is a major plus in targeting him this late in the draft.
He doesn’t have terrific speed so he struggles in man coverage and can get beat by burners. So, he is much better in a zone scheme where he can have some help. The Texans run more zone than they do man so this shouldn’t be a problem. He could also potentially move to safety and be a more effective there, similarly to Hal.
Boyd is extremely physical which can bite him occasionally in pass coverage but it aids him tremendously in run support. He is an impressive tackler and is always near the ball at the end of the play. Boyd will have to earn his role through strong special teams play but he could be a solid reserve early on with spot start potential. Can’t ask much more from a sixth round pick.
The end of the draft is so difficult to predict so, Boyd may not end up being here for the Houston Texans but if he is, they should pounce. Regardless, targeting another guy in the secondary is a good idea to make sure it is solidified heading into the season.